One of my favorite art educators died on December 26th, leaving behind a rich and passionately devotional trove of videos and books about art behind.

Sister Wendy was a fascinating and amusing figure in her capacity as a guide and an insightful interpreter of art for millions who were enraptured by her tours through the history of art. She taught boldly and with grace. Below is a typically wry and studied segment, her description and explanation of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus.